ESPN Ratings Buzz: April 25-May 1

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. ESPN Top 10 (and Select) Programs VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 NFL DRAFT (live) Thu 4/28/16 8:00 PM 11:45 PM 6289 3362    ROUND […]


Will Justin Timberlake be next on The Dick Vitale Concert Tour?

ESPN’s Dick Vitale is known for his unbounded enthusiasm about college hoops, but he’s also very excited about music, live-tweeting concerts from artists from Billy Joel to Barry Manilow to Elton John to Lionel Richie to Rod Stewart. In a surprising move, though, his next target appears to be…Justin Timberlake? Here’s a tweet Vitale sent […]


Chris Webber defends his intense reaction to Spurs-Thunder Game 2 no-call

Tuesday’s Game 2 between the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder ended in controversial fashion, with the Thunder’s Dion Waiters pushing off Manu Ginobili before inbounding the ball in one of the five calls that the NBA later admitted its referees missed. TNT color commentator Chris Webber went off on the refs for […]


Dan Le Batard is trying to play the feud with Mike Francesa

Was there anything more unlikely than a feud between Dan Le Batard and Mike Francesa? New York and Miami are separated by roughly 1,300 miles, and there’s no reason that the two should be on each other’s radar…but of course, distance has never stopped either of these guys from having a go at anyone. It […]

SACRAMENTO, CA - MARCH 09:  Head coach Tyronn Lue of the Cleveland Cavaliers stands on the court during their game against the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena on March 9, 2016 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Tyronn Lue isn’t too happy with Charles Barkley

On Wednesday night, Charles Barkley said that the Hawks needed to take out a Cavs player if they wanted to win their Eastern Conference Semifinals series. A number of people got upset about that comment, and one of them was Cavs coach Tyronn Lue. Lue called out Barkley for his comment on Thursday during a conference call. […]


Shaq is a huge Northampton Town fan for some reason

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Shaquille O’Neal might like soccer a little bit – he’s an interesting individual that has had his large fingers in numerous different pies over the years. But what should come as a surprise is Shaq’s team of choice in English football. It’s not Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, or any other […]

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Should I Listen To This? – The Jonah Keri Podcast

Welcome to “Should I Listen To This?”, where we deep-dive into a podcast to find out what it’s about, what works, what doesn’t, and whether or not you need to make the all-important decision to hit subscribe and add it to your rotation. Know a podcast you’d like us to consider? Send an e-mail and […]


Bill Simmons finally got Colin Cowherd to apologize to John Wall

Colin Cowherd’s bizarre vendetta/grudge/obsession with John Wall is one of the more ridiculous things that has ever transpired in modern sports media. But now, finally, after years of tearing down Wall at every opportunity, it took another former ESPN personality (Bill Simmons) to finally talk Cowherd into saying the words we never thought we would […]

LOS ANGELES - JANUUARY 17:  Chris Webber #4 of the Sacramento Kings reacts during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers on January 17, 2005 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Kings defeated the Clippers 89-83.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Chris Webber believes Game 6 of 2002 conference finals was fixed

TNT analyst Chris Webber went on Dan Patrick’s radio show Wednesday to talk about referee screw-ups in the previous night’s Thunder-Spurs game but ended up discussing a more provocative subject: the infamous Game 6 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals between the Kings and Lakers, long alleged to have been fixed in L.A.’s favor. Down 3-2 in […]